A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
220 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Telephone
(781) 326-7500

Westwood Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1300
181 responses
Average ACT
30
108 responses
Do You Work at Westwood Public Schools? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,204
Free or Reduced Lunch
6.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,074
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$47,802,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,020/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%

Westwood Public Schools Reviews

10 reviews
All Categories
Westwood High School really felt like a community, not just a school. I personally was not involved in sports or sporting events (apart from filming them for the local TV station), but felt that if I wanted to be, I could easily enter the crowd and not only not be questioned, but welcomed, and I feel this attitude really applies to any part of Westwood High. I would say my few issues with the school lay more with individual faculty members or students, and are personal. Apart from the personal issues, maybe a more inclusive and informative health class would improve the school, but my experience with Westwood High School has been an overwhelmingly positive one.
Start Your Review of Westwood Public Schools
Rate It!
The Westwood Public Schools do an amazing job of preparing students to enter college. I know of many teachers in the high school who have two master's degrees. It's small enough that the teachers know who most of the students are; yet big enough to make friends in classes, athletics, clubs and activities. If it were up to me, I would start the school day later since studies show teenagers need more sleep and let the younger students start earlier. However, I realize that the need to start high school earlier in the morning has to do with sports. I am fortunate to have graduated from a high school where the teachers are so invested in the students success.
My parents moved to Westwood solely based on the school system. Usually the classes are under 20 students. Every teacher I had was very invested in the success of each student. Most of the high school teachers have two masters degrees. In my senior year, I was a member of the Yearbook Club. I also played all four years on the Girls Varsity Hockey Team, and in 2014 we won the State Championship in Division II. It was very exciting to play at TD Garden. I also played for four years on the Girls Varsity Softball Team. I have always felt safe here. One downside is the lack of sidewalks. Our parents are driving us to various activities or friends homes until we are old enough to get our driver's licenses.